I wish Jeffrey Sines had remembered.
Those important things in life: the first time your kid colors a picture for you, working hard to stay in the lines; that scream of excitement that happens immediately after you yell out, "Hope in the van, kids, we're going to Austin's for ice cream"; or the pride that comes when your daughter ties her shoe by herself for the first time.
Dan In Real Life is about that. A movie that points out that, sometimes, we adults become too fixed on our own problems, and we forget to notice and appreciate the small events that really are the most important in our lives.
I'm guilty of it. So are you.
Dan isn't a great movie, but it's effective.
Remember those small moments while they last.